Imagine a place free from all the stress and noise from your daily life… a place where money, materials, and technology of the modern day are forgotten..a place where you live off the donations and good merits of others, and more important, where you can begin your search of inner peace.
Located in regions all over the world, Vipassanā meditation centers provide for individuals seeking inner peace, happiness, or whathaveyou, through sharp self-observation as taught by Burmese native, S.N. Goenka. That is, observation of life matters on a experiential and physical level rather than intellectual or nominal one. Moreover, Vipassanā teaches acceptance and impermanence on the notion that all things, experiences, and sensations, both good and bad, arise and pass away.
Is it for me?
You have a bad back. You’re not a Buddhist. You’re too busy. Rule out all these self-imposed restrictions because meditation is as much give-and-take as it is possible. Postures are negotiable and religious affiliations are void when it comes to this practice.
What can you do?
My first piece of advice is to make a visit to a nearby center if you want to learn and understand the technique of Vipassanā. If ten days is hard to come by, try incorporating regular meditation sittings in your everyday life.
Start with 15-25 minutes when you wake up, and the same before bed.
- First, find a quiet and dim spot for your daily meditation
- Second, find a suitable posture whether cross-legged, lotus, or in a chair
- Third, straighten your neck and back, and close your eyes.
- Fourth, observe your natural breath. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale.
There are currently no centers in China. The nearest centers are located in Hong Kong and Taiwan.